One “Weekly Winner” in each age division of the drumset category will be chosen during each week of the contest. These winners will be determined by a team of judges representing Modern Drummer magazine, including David Frangioni (MD Publisher/CEO), Arin Ilejay (Avenged Sevenfold), Jessica Burdeaux (independent) and Nic Kubes (MD Director Of Special Projects). The Winners will be announced weekly beginning March 15, 2021 and automatically become Finalists.
The Weekly contests are cumulative, meaning that the all current contest entries are eligible to be selected as a Weekly Winner— not just those entries registered during a specific week. For example, the Week Three winner will be selected from all entries registered during weeks one, two and three.
Winners will be notified by email, posted here and announced on the HLAG Social pages on Mondays from March 15 through April 26, 2021.
In addition to the above judges representing Modern Drummer magazine, Tim Thompson is responsible for viewing and grading every contest entry as the first level of review in the weekly judging process. Tim is Director of the Hamburg Percussion drum school in Buffalo, New York and a member of the Percussive Arts Society Diversity Alliance Committee, Sabian Education Network, Professional Drum Teachers Guild of America, Vic Firth Education Team and D’Addario Education Collective.
Week Six Winners
Week Five Winners
Week Four Winners
Week Three Winners
Week Two Winners
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